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Novation Dicer DJ Hardware Controller

Trigger hot cues, make loops, create glitchy breaks and more. Dicers are the perfect palm-sized DJ controllers to pair with your laptop, turntables, or CDJs. (7) Read 4 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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Product Description

Serato Scratch Live has a partner: The Novation Dicer.
Developed with Serato, this palm-sized cue point and looping controller has been designed to fit exactly where you need it: on your turntables, CDJs, mixer or laptop. Dicer always ships in pairs - one for each side.

Plug Dicer in, slot it on your turntable/CDJ, and you can instantly set cue points and use them to trigger 'Hot Cues'. Or, flip Dicer into 'Auto-Loop' or 'Loop Roll' modes, to trigger loops, or 'roll' sections of the track to create climaxes, drops and glitchy breaks. Each 'mode' illuminates Dicer's pads a different colour, so you can instantly see what mode the pads in, even in dark clubs and venues.

The forthcoming Scratch Live 2.1 update will automatically map the Dicer to these functions and provide full LED feedback - red for Hot Cues, green for Loop Roll, and amber for Auto-Loop. Dicer can control all cue-point and looping functions in the current version of Serato Scratch Live 2.0. This requires you to simply 'learn' cue-point and looping to Dicer's pads, using Scratch Live's MIDI-learn function. The public beta of Scratch Live 2.1 is available now.

Dicer's buttons can also 'learn' other software functions. So, you can assign different FX to the pads, or trigger samples over the top of your mix, or even browse tracks in your iTunes library!

Dicer was designed by Novation in collaboration with Ean Golden - DJ and curator of DJ Tech Tools. Ean came up with the concept of a controller that fits on the turntable, and his contribution has been crucial in helping Novation design and develop Dicer.

Performance buttons with visual feedback
Backlit, multi-colour, soft touch 'dice' buttons, provide immediate LED feedback from Serato Scratch Live software.

Locks straight onto Technics SL 1200/10, and similar decks
Using the 45-adapter hole, Dicer places looping control right where you need it - on your decks, millimetres away from your vinyl.

Attaches to CDJs, mixers and laptops.
With Novation's reusable 'DJ putty', your Dicers can slot into even the most cramped of DJ performance set-ups, sticking cleanly and directly onto your CDJs, mixer or laptop.

Default set-up for Serato Scratch Live
Dicer is pre-programmed to take advantage of the cue point and looping functions in Serato Scratch Live, including 'Hot Cues', 'Auto Roll' and 'Loop Roll'.

Works with all major DJ software
Dicer is fully MIDI assignable, so it can be set up to control almost any software, including Tractor Scratch Pro. Up to 60 assignable MIDI controls are available from a pair of Dicers.

USB bus-powered
Dicer gets all the power it needs from a single USB cable, with no need for an external power supply. A mini Jack cable transmits power and data to the second Dicer.

Ready-made setup files for other DJ software
Quick setup files for other major DJ software, including Traktor Scratch Pro, are available to download for free from Novationmusic.com

A Fully class compliant MIDI device
Dicer is a plug and play device, so no need to install any drivers.

zZounds is an authorized dealer of Novation products.
Integration with Serato

Full integration with Serato Scratch Live (including LED feedback) requires Serato version 2.1. Without this, Hot Cues, Auto Loop and Loop Roll functions can all be assigned to Dicer using Serato's MIDI learn function.

Physical controls and Indicators:
- 5 large round multi-colour back-lit trigger buttons
- 3 small round multi-colour back-lit function buttons

Connectivity:
- Micro USB 1.1 connector; the most robust and compact USB connection.
- Kensington lock space
- Mini-Jack connector for connecting pairs.

Weights and Dimensions
Single un-boxed unit (Dicer always comes as a pair):
W & D = 90 mm / 3.5 "; H = 13 mm / 0.5"
Weight: 72 g / 0.16 lbs

Boxed (pair):
W=165 mm / 6.5 in., H=240 / 9.5 in., D=60 mm / 2 3/8 in.
Weight: 0.4373 kg / 0.96 lbs

NOTE: Includes single brown outer box
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Shipping Weight: 1 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 10 x 6 x 2 in
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 800-431-2609
Customer Reviews
4.5 out of 5 (7 ratings) Rate and Review This Product
zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. "Good device, but it is exactly what it says it is and not customizable on a professional level."
Sound: Sound would be N/A Feature: Very "Pre-Set". You are unable to break default mappings which in my opinion is very "beginner". I bought it to use as a general MIDI controller to map the buttons to what I wanted it to do instead of default mappings. The only mappable buttons are shifted buttons and who wants to hold down shift while triggering something (cheesy). However, the devices quality is great and I had no problems with it at all. If these are the mappings you want I would highly recommend this, but I haved moved onto the Denon DN-HC1000S Ease of Use: I'm torn with this question as the ease of use is great other than only allowing mappings using the shift function (which sucks). But ill give it better than a 5 as the setup is very easy. Quality: Quality of this is great. I have had no issues with this device and it feels well built Value: Price is OK, but high for something with set-in presets. A Korg nano pad is half the price and you can use it however you like Manufacturer Support: Because the quality is great, I haven't had to deal with support The Wow Factor: The "I want it factor" for me is I don't want it as it appears it is for beginners. My advice is get something else and "map away" so you can get creative and be your own DJ and not sound like every other DJ on the street Overall: I am selling mine and moving to the Denon DN-HC1000S. The dicer IS customizable, but only using the buttons in a shift mode
Style of Music: House music and Industrial/EBM
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zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. "An Excellent Addition "
Overall: I always wondered about these things. Turns out they are a pretty awesome addition to a Serato set-up. Really cool how the buttons light up so you know what's going on right away. Super easy to use and they really do open up more opportunity for creativity, especially with the ease of creating loops on the fly. There is a user mode where you can map your own functions but you can't completely re-map all the buttons. No big deal because the unchangeable maps are pretty useful anyway. If you want a midi controller, then buy a midi controller. if you want awesome and easy control for useful Serato functions, get the Dicers!
Style of Music: Electronic
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